Cannock is the most populous of three towns in the district of Cannock Chase in the central southern part of the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England.
Cannock had a 2010 mid-year estimated population of 27,883 (from the estimated headcount of its four district council electoral wards). The Cannock South ward includes the civil parish of Bridgtown, but the rest of Cannock is unparished.
Cannock is part of Cannock Chase District’s largest built-up area. The area is covered by nine district council electoral wards and part of another ward whose estimated population in 2001 was 60,814.
Cannock has a reasonably sized town centre which includes some well known high street names. It also has outdoor and indoor markets and a shopping centre, however some of Cannock’s other shopping facilities are to be found in out of town locations such as Longford Island Retail Estate and the Orbital Retail Park.
Cannock has a choice of nightclubs and bars, including Missoula (Used to be called Stones), Silks, Bank Bar & Lounge, Piques, Courtyard (used to be called Academy), Bar 77, Ubar, and Bar Sport, as well as several traditional pubs dotted around the town centre including the White Hart, The Royal Oak and Wetherspoons. There are also many restaurants, gastro pubs, and fast food establishments offering a wide choice of food.